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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNemo_bis Date: Jul 20, 2012 11:14pm
Forum: faqs Subject: FineReader 11

I was reading http://runeberg.org/ and I found some "comfort" in seeing that I'm not the only one having problems with very, very bad OCR here: it's the same for scandinavian languages, not only Italian (in not so easy cases). Even a home-made OCR is nowadays much better that what archive.org is able to offer, if one has the patience.
FineReader 8 is OLD! It seems a waste of resources to me, scanning books and then making them unusable due to bad OCR. How much would it cost to buy FineReader 11, which is so much better? (I can imagine hundreds thousands dollars, but I hope not millions.) Or is it a problem with the surrounding software? I hope they kept backward compatibility...
The derivers seem often not so busy, thanks to the efficiency of the system; I dream of a day when FineReader 11 (or better) is available on archive.org and the deriving queue if full of tens of thousands of books (mostly non-English) waiting in line to be re-born.

This post was modified by Nemo_bis on 2012-07-21 06:14:23